Posts Tagged ‘Deep-sea mining’

Deep-sea mining delayed amidst environmental opposition

Monday, July 24th, 2023
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The expected commencement of industrial-scale deep-sea mining for metals in the Pacific Ocean has been put on hold following opposition from environmental organisations and several nations. The metals are used in car batteries. The International Seabed Authority (ISA), a United Nations body that administers vast mining-licence areas in international waters, announced the need for additional Read more

Caritas welcomes Government call for deep-sea mining moritorium

Monday, October 31st, 2022
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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand says the Government’s call for a conditional moratorium on deep-sea mining in international waters is a welcome move. The moratorium will remain in place until strong environmental rules can be agreed and backed up by robust science. “It is welcome news before the International Seabed Authority meets again next week to Read more

Cardinal John Ribat concerned with rising seas, deep-sea mining

Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Rising seas and new technology to mine beneath them are forefront concerns these days for Cardinal John Ribat of Papua New Guinea. During a 12-day U.S. trip along the East Coast that concludes March 22, the head of the Port Moresby archdiocese on the South Pacific island nation has in numerous settings expressed his worry Read more